Criminal records of employees might be a privacy risk for your business

A decision of the Italian privacy authority on the illegal collection of data on criminal convictions of employees raised the issue on a practice that is quite common. We are running a number of privacy audit on companies that need to get compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and we can verify that the practice of collecting a police clearance report (in Italian the “casellario giudiziale “) of employees is quite common, regardless of the role to be taken by such employees, just because this is a standard practice adopted with anyone hired by the company and in absence of a regulatory obligation.

Source: Criminal records of employees might be a privacy risk for your business

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